Identity thieves have become more adept at impersonating taxpayers. For your protection, the IRS is asking you for important information and documentation. We'll ask about your identity and tax return history, because we need this information to process your tax return accurately. This helps prevent an identity thief from getting a refund using your tax account.
The identity verification service is no longer available for tax returns filed in 2018. Please contact us using the toll-free number listed on your 5071C letter.
To expedite the process when calling, you MUST have the following:
- The 5071C letter and the tax return for the year shown in the letter.
- Any prior year tax return.
- Any supporting W-2’s, 1099’s, Schedule C, Schedule F, etc.
If we are unable to verify your identity over the phone, we may ask you to schedule an appointment at your local IRS office to verify your identity in person.